Capela had surgery to repair ligament damage in his right thumb but is targeting a return to action Thursday against the Lakers.
The Magic will continue to be without Mo Bamba and are already depleted with their bench minus Jonathan Simmons. In a back to back spot against James Harden scoring can be an issue. Yet look for the Magic to show early energy to get out in front and hold on ATS.
%W 0.51% | Streak 2
L10: W5 L5 P0
The Magic are 0-6 ATS in their last six games against Western Conference foes and I like that trend to continue Sunday with the Rockets coming to town.
%W 0.52% | Streak 2
L10: W6 L3 P1
Take the Houston Rockets minus the points versus the Orlando Magic.
Houston (24-17) has won eight of their last ten games with their 141-113
win over Cleveland on Friday.
%W 0.50% | Streak 0
L10: W2 L8 P0
- TrendUnder is 5-1 in Magic last 6 games as a favorite of 5.0-10.5.Hit %83.30% (6)O/U1|5Push0W/L
- TrendUnder is 20-8 in Magic last 28 games as a home underdog of 5.0-10.5.Hit %71.40% (28)O/U8|20Push0W/L
- TrendOver is 4-1 in Magic last 5 games as an underdog of 11.0 or greater.Hit %80.00% (5)O/U4|1Push0W/L
- TrendUnder is 5-1 in Magic last 6 games as a home favorite of 5.0-10.5.Hit %83.30% (6)O/U1|5Push0W/L
- TrendUnder is 4-1 in Rockets last 5 games as a road favorite.Hit %80.00% (5)O/U1|4Push0W/L
- TrendOver is 5-2 in Rockets last 7 games as a road underdog of 5.0-10.5.Hit %71.40% (7)O/U5|2Push0W/L
- TrendOver is 6-0 in Rockets last 6 games as a favorite of 11.0 or greater.Hit %100.00% (6)O/U5|16Push1W/L
- TrendUnder is 21-7-1 in Rockets last 29 games as a road favorite of 0.5-4.5.Hit %75.00% (29)O/U7|21Push1W/L
Houston Rockets last injuries
Rivers was absent from the lineup during the last game with soreness in his right elbow and it is unclear if he will suit up against the Lakers on Thursday.
Harden is dealing with a left shoulder strain but is expected to be in the lineup Monday against the Rockets.
Gordon has an ongoing knee injury but will likely play against the Thunder on Saturday.
Knight has been sidelined with left knee soreness and it is unclear if will return Saturday against the Pacers.
Ennis was recently acquired in a trade and it is expected he will be available friday against the Nuggets.
Knight has been sidelined with left knee soreness and there is no timetable for return.
Gordon sat out the previous game with right knee soreness but is expected to play Wednesday against the Kings.
Orlando Magic last injuries
Iwundu has a head contusion but is likely to play Tuesday against the Pelicans.
Fultz has been diagnosed with Thoracic outlet syndrome in his shooting shoulder and is in danger of missing the remainder of the season.
Bamba is recovering from a procedure to correct a stress fracture in his left tibia and is in danger of missing the remainder of the season.
Gordon has a sore lower back but is expected to play Sunday against the Hawks.
Simmons has been absent from the lineup during the last four games with a left oblique strain but is likely to make his team debut against the Lakers on Sunday.
Simmons was absent from the lineup during the last three games with an abdominal strain and it is unknown if he will hit the court Thursday against the Timberwolves.